If you are in the market for a Linux based ultra-portable I would recommend you consider the Lemur Pro. In a world of Ultrabooks starved of ports and overrun with dongles, the Galago Pro’s arsenal of ports is jaw-dropping. Whether you think the Galago Pro and its battery life are good enough for you may boil down to the price. Just don’t stray too far from a wall socket as the battery life barely lasts half a day’s work. © Future US, Inc. 11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor, It looks sharp, runs quick and I can feel like I’ve done my part in helping to perpetuate Linux on the desktop by supporting a company that is putting Linux first. However, when you flip open the laptop, the thickness of the display’s bezel is a little jarring, especially if you’ve spent any time with Dell XPS 13’s infinityEdge display. Although an unfair comparison, the Dell XPS 13 (Kaby Lake), which cost at least £400 ($540) more when we reviewed it, lasted nine hours. Still, the 3,200 x 1,800 HiDPI screen is clear and vibrant, and scales by using proper pixel doubling. Overall the machine is pretty good. Essentially, it’s on a par with the Dell XPS as they both use integrated Intel HD Graphics 620. System76’s work of optimizing PoP!_OS for this hardware is polished to the point of being invisible to my daily use. I've crawled through many spaces and debugged many problems with it. A high-end laptop that offers a stylish all-aluminium design, lots of processing power, a generous selection of ports and a vibrant HiDPI screen for a reasonable price. Even in general use, writing and surfing the web, it lasted roughly three hours and 48 minutes. You can see the full list in the spec boxout, but it has both a Mini DisplayPort and an HDMI port for plugging into your desk monitor or making presentations. Our shipping manifest indicates our review model cost £1,057, but you can get the same spec on the website for $1,194 (or £915 plus shipping and taxes). This review was first published in issue 182 of Linux User & Developer. In terms of graphics, the Galago Pro isn’t meant to be a gaming machine. Galago Pro’s all-aluminium casing wouldn’t look out of place among more expensive laptops. Please deactivate your ad blocker in order to see our subscription offer, We check over 130 million products every day for the best prices. For instance, in Open Arena, the open source clone of Quake III Arena, the Galago averaged 17 frames per second. © It also doesn’t have the unibody design of a MacBook or the tiny bezel of a Dell XPS 13, but then it is cheaper. Although an unfair comparison, the Dell XPS 13 (Kaby Lake), which cost at least £400 ($540) more when we reviewed it, lasted nine hours. This isn’t enough for a normal working day, and the best we can say is it’s acceptable for the odd meeting out or trips to a coffee shop. There was a problem. 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However, we were surprised not to find a UK charger in the box, as having to buy a chunky adaptor seems to defeat the point of owning such a lightweight machine. Sign up to get breaking news, reviews, opinion, analysis and more, plus the hottest tech deals! The Galago Pro is one of our best Linux laptops of 2017 Whether you think the Galago Pro and its battery life are good enough for you may boil down to the price. Whether you think the Galago Pro and its battery life are good enough for you may boil down to the price. England and Wales company registration number 2008885. TLDR. Our shipping manifest indicates our review model cost £1,057, but you can get the same spec on the website for $1,194 (or £915 plus shipping and taxes). Visit our corporate site. Essentially, it’s on a par with the Dell XPS as they both use integrated Intel HD Graphics 620. Bath However, we were surprised not to find a UK charger in the box, as having to buy a chunky adaptor seems to defeat the point of owning such a lightweight machine. TechRadar is part of Future US Inc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. So yeah, the System76 Galago Pro 14” model has been a great machine thus far. A high-end laptop that offers a stylish all-aluminium design, lots of processing power, a generous selection of ports and a vibrant HiDPI screen for a reasonable price. The Galago Pro offers so much at an excellent price and we’d desperately like to give it a higher score, but, ultimately, we can’t as the portable experience is hobbled by its battery life. Receive mail from us on behalf of our trusted partners or sponsors? Get the best TechRadar India deals, reviews, product advice, competitions, unmissable tech news and more! When in full control of components, System76 offers a generous selection of ports that you just won’t see on more expensive laptops and a smooth, stable Linux experience that enhances Ubuntu where it’s needed. Visit our corporate site. Still, the 3,200 x 1,800 HiDPI screen is clear and vibrant, and scales by using proper pixel doubling. The Galago Pro’s light, durable aluminum chassis is equipped for most situations. Black Friday deals: see all the best offers right now! Access a variety of ports from desk to downtown, including Thunderbolt 4 and Ethernet. Subscribe today and save 20% on Linux User & Developer by heading here, More PS5 stock promised as Sony confirms its biggest console launch ever, Where to buy PS5: Walmart restock is over, now saying 'Out of Stock', PS5 stock: Sony says 'absolutely everything is sold' as supply slows to a trickle, Black Friday, l'occasione giusta per passare a un Chromebook, Sony WH-1000XM4, le migliori cuffie del mondo a un prezzo mai visto, With cyberattacks through the roof, endpoint protection is more important than ever, 5 amazing Black Friday gaming accessory deals from Currys PC World. The Galago Pro has much to offer, which is why it’s so bitterly disappointing to discuss battery life. You will receive a verification email shortly. It’s also impossible not to notice how light the Galago feels in the hand. New York, Coreboot! BA1 1UA. It also has three USBs and a low-profile Ethernet port! In terms of graphics, the Galago Pro isn’t meant to be a gaming machine. Here is the System76 Galago Pro configuration provided to Linux User & Developer for review: Ports: 1 x USB 3.1 with Thunderbolt, 2 x USB 3.1, SD card reader, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, Mini-DisplayPort, mic, headset jack, Connectivity: Intel Wireless-AC, Bluetooth 4.0. The only thing I don’t like about my Lemur Pro is the speakers and inconstant keyboard. Our review model has a base spec of an Intel Core i7-7500U processor running at 3.5GHz, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 250GB M.2 SSD, Intel HD Graphics 620 and a lovely 13-inch HiDPI display – a similar spec to the Dell, albeit without the same level of finish. The affordable Galago Pro isn't thick by any means, but it's really no thicker than it needs to be. In contrast, Dell sells its Full HD display (1,920 x 1,080) XPS 13 model starting at £1,199 ($1,610) and the QHD+ display (3,200 x 1,800) version for £1,499 ($2,010). In a number of significant ways, the Galago Pro is limited by its partnership with Clevo, which dictates some of the component compromises System76 has had to make – the most damaging is the choice of battery. NY 10036. A Constant State of Go Go full steam ahead with the fastest mobile CPU yet combined with Pop!_OS. Review The System76 Galago Pro is a fierce featherweight competitor for Linux lovers Look out, Dell XPS 13. This isn’t enough for a normal working day, and the best we can say is it’s acceptable for the odd meeting out or trips to a coffee shop. Like Dell, System76 supplies its own driver and PPA repository, which ensures that all the components are supported out of the box for a solid Ubuntu desktop experience. When in full control of components, System76 offers a generous selection of ports that you just won’t see on more expensive laptops and a smooth, stable Linux experience that enhances Ubuntu where it’s needed. TechRadar is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. Thank you for signing up to TechRadar. While we found the Galago’s responsive chiclet keyboard a joy to use and the multi-touch touchpad precise, the US QWERTY keyboard layout does highlight System76’s US home market.